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Megan Hitchings serves as Director of Educational Innovation. She is also the coordinator for our school-wide society simulation, Fiery Hills, and assists with marketing needs for the school. Ms. Hitchings began working at EA Young in 2012 as an interim Health Promotion teacher. She then took on a permanent role as Lower School faculty in fall 2012. She spent 2015-2017 at home with her young children, before rejoining the faculty full-time in 2018.
Ms. Hitchings spent the later years of her childhood in the Chicago area. She attended Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. She graduated in three years with the honor of summa cum laude, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. During her college career, Ms. Hitchings was a research fellow under Dr. Georgette Page. She and Dr. Page studied the young child’s response to stories presented through picture books and visual media. They presented their research at The Association for Childhood Education International Conference in Chicago in 2010 and their research was published in The Illinois Reading Council Journal in Winter 2012.
Before joining the faculty at EA Young Academy, Ms. Hitchings taught pre-kindergarten, served as a substitute teacher, and was a preschool director. She is certified in Texas to teach Elementary Education, Special Education, and Gifted and Talented Education.
Ms. Hitchings is passionate about planning hands-on curriculum, project-based learning, and developing social and emotional development of gifted students. She spends her free time running her parenting blog, Kids Who Thrive. Ms. Hitchings lives in North Fort Worth with her husband, Nathan, their three children Sawyer, Fiona, Theo and their pug, Stella. She is welcoming her fourth child in December.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education- Millikin University 2009
Endorsement in Special Education and Gifted/Talented
Texas Generalist: Elementary Education
Special Education Supplemental
Gifted and Talented Education Supplemental
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